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GO, TURKEY! MAKE THAT SECOND YEAR!

Linda S. Heard reveals why she’s a “specialist writer on Mid-East affairs” and not a “specialist identifier of non-fake poultry”:


"I thank those of you who’ve re-enlisted in an hour when your country needs you. And to those watching tonight who are considering a military career, there is no higher calling than service in our armed forces,” said Bush with his eye on dwindling recruitment figures. And this from a man whose nearest proximity to a battlefield was a walk on armed with a plastic turkey.

The Guardian’s Mark Lawson must be ever so proud of his continuing influence over Mid-East specialists.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/01/2005 at 01:14 PM
  1. What I really like about Bush is that he seems to have a remarkable talent for enraging lefties.

    Posted by jorgen on 2005 07 01 at 02:45 PM • permalink

  2. Wel, Jorgen, it’s easy when they’re already mad.

    Posted by Rob Crawford on 2005 07 01 at 02:49 PM • permalink

  3. PIMF

    Posted by Rob Crawford on 2005 07 01 at 02:53 PM • permalink

  4. Is that mad grrr, or mad cuckoo?  Because these days, I can’t tell the difference.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 07 01 at 03:35 PM • permalink

  5. Evidently she forgets that Bush has an even closer connection to the Services. He was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. Now, admittedly he never saw combat, as by the time he was trained, his plane type was being retired and the air-war was dying down, but it’s not like he spent the war years sitting in school doing nothing. He was up there doing dangerous work in the nation’s service (after all, people who want a cushy, safe job don’t volunteer to be fighter pilots).

    Man, are these people just pig-ignorant, or is it that they think we are?

    Maybe both.

    Posted by Sigivald on 2005 07 01 at 04:56 PM • permalink

  6. Both. That’s what makes them such easy targets. To Moorons like them, it’s the fantasy that counts, not the facts.
    Wonder what she thought about Conchy Coward Clinton attacking Yugoslavia and Afghanistan despite running away to Europe during the Vietnam war?

    Posted by Paul on 2005 07 01 at 05:46 PM • permalink

  7. Turk-a-boom, turk-a-boom, don’t ya just love it,
    Turk-a-boom, turk-a-boom, don’t yeww just love it....

    Posted by ForNow on 2005 07 01 at 11:20 PM • permalink

  8. Bush had a plastic turkey?  Well, that explains why the main course at the DFAC was so chewy last night......

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 07 02 at 12:36 AM • permalink

  9. Linda S must be a poultry enthusiast. She managed a chickenhawk slur and a plastic turkey reference in the one sentence.

    Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2005 07 02 at 01:24 AM • permalink

  10. ... it wasn’t so much a speech as an exercise in mind control, designed to pull the ‘right’ strings ...
    That pretty much sums up Linda’s article, in her own words. Taunt but not terrific.
    Snide and seek. Her audience will hum with approval.
    Meanwhile the problem of Syria (she is pleased that they cannot be attacked) will not go away, unless Bush goes against her and her fellows, and makes Syria an offer they cannot refuse. Iran can continue to keep people like her from having any say at all. She thinks it all has no implications for her ...!
    Is this the ultimate insularity?
    Have all our home grown lefties become so comfortable in their middle class, tax avoiding cliques, that they cannot imagine that boogie men do exist, and might one day hurth them?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2005 07 02 at 06:59 AM • permalink

  11. Hurth - th’red made me do it!

    Posted by blogstrop on 2005 07 02 at 06:59 AM • permalink

  12. In December I blogged about her complaining in a Saudi newspaper that the West consumes too much oil.

    In response to an email from me, she defended (politely) her decision not to mention who’s doing the exporting of said oil.

    In the blurb at the end of her Arab News, it notes that she welcomes feedback. You should send her an email.

    Posted by Andjam on 2005 07 02 at 07:29 AM • permalink

  13. The CIA has known all along.

    Bush was armed.

    Standard issue. A high caliber plastic turkey.

    Posted by Sensible Swim on 2005 07 04 at 01:35 AM • permalink

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